After Elizabeth Hurley gave birth to her son Damian in 2002, the actress took a step back from her career to focus on "baths and pureeing food," but now, those days are behind her.
"I've got to a stage where my son is actively encouraging me to work more. He's desperate for me to be back in show business more," Hurley, a global ambassador Estée Lauder Companies' Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign, told ABC News. "He takes a passionate interest in everything I do which is very, very touching to me at the moment. He's constantly printing up my resume and searching on Amazon for missing movies that we don't have at home and Googling magazine covers and printing them up. It's very, very sweet."
But one of her major projects is promoting breast cancer awareness. For the past 19 years, Hurley, 48, has worked with Estée Lauder to erase the stigma of the disease and encourage women around the world to take care of themselves.
"Evelyn [Lauder] used to always say, 'Women are the caretakers of the world. If they don't take care of themselves, they're not going be there to take care of anyone else,'" she said. "You have to take care of yourself and your own health and you have a duty to remind people you love to do the same thing."
The campaign has been successful, Hurley said.
"[Evelyn Lauder] turned breast cancer from something that was not talked about and people were embarrassed about and ashamed of and scared of into something which we all talk about," she explained. "Now I meet people in their twenties who can't remember a world without the pink ribbon. ... That's really what the whole campaign's been about."
Hurley is also preparing to get back into acting more full-time. Over the summer, she filmed a movie, and next week, she'll shoot a TV pilot in London. "If it gets picked up, I really am a full-on working mom again so we'll see what happens," she said. "It seems like the right time. It would work if it works."
Damian would be excited too: Hurley, who declined to confirm whether she is still engaged to cricket player Shane Warren (though she was not wearing her engagement ring during the interview), said that her boy is "desperate" to follow in his mother's famous footsteps.
"Ultimately I just want him to be happy, stimulated and challenged like every mum does, [but] it wouldn't be my choice," she admitted. "I know how hard it is. It's hard to be self-employed and I know how thick-skinned you have to be to be in show business... [but] sometimes it works out."